Artist Kayle Brandon reaches out to touch a branch during a foraging workshop in Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford.

Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford

Bricks is delivering a public art programme for Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford in South Gloucestershire; from Summer to Winter 2021.

This programme will create a new public artwork celebrating the native food and medicinal plants that grow in the community and deliver a series of free community workshops to allow local residents to engage with the creation of the artwork and learn about the local environment and its resources.

Foraging Workshops and Neighbourhood Explorations

During summer and autumn of 2021 local residents and community groups joined artist Kayle Brandon and herbalist Chris Roe on a series of neighbourhood creative explorations. Participants mapped the edible and medicinal plants living in the surrounding area and learned about their uses.

These explorations and workshops influenced a new tree planting plan and the creation of a local food map brass plaque which will be sited in the local park. Residents and visitors can take rubbings from the plaque to help them explore the native local food species for generations to come.

Roseneath Gardens, Hambrook Lane, Stoke Gifford BS34 8QF


Foraging Walk and Food Mapping

Saturday 21st August 2021, 11am to 2.30pm – this event has now passed

Join artist Kayle Brandon and herbalist Chris Roe for a morning exploring the local area finding, identifying, mapping and talking about native plants and their uses.

Looking for Sloes
Dodging the rain storms to find blackberries and elders

Medicinal Syrup Making, Natural Ink Dying & Cyanotype Printing

Saturday 11th September 2021, 11am to 2.30pm – this event has now passed

Join us in searching out local trees, to forage natural material to make a medicinal syrups that have fantastic immune boosting properties, known to prevent and sooth symptoms of influenza & other winter viruses.

Workshop Images

Tree Planting & Food Map Celebration

Saturday 4th December 2021, 11am to 1pm

Join us for the unveiling of the native food map. To celebrate the new plaque, four fruiting trees will be planted by the community. We will also be doing brass rubbing while drinking seasonal cider and apple juice!

Food Map Brass Rubbing
Community tree planting
Community tree planting

Kayle Brandon is a Bristol based artist who works with local people making artworks which are specific to sites, places and communities. She regularly work on projects looking at how people relate to place, environment and social politics. Christopher Roe is a Bristol based herbalist with an apothecary at Grow Wilder Bristol.

Kayle Brandon, artist
Chris Roe, herbalist

Workshops Location
Roseneath Gardens, Hambrook Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QF LOCATION LINK

Please note:

  • The workshops will all take place outside, so please wear clothes and footwear suitable for wet weather and uneven ground.
  • If you have any access needs that we need to be aware of, please let us know in advance.
  • The workshops are open to all ages and free but if you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please bring your own lunch and refreshments.

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